Simao hit a double - including the final equaliser - to rescue a point for Atletico and possibly coach Javier Aguirre's job.
"I am a professional and here to help my team," said Simao. "My two goals helped to draw, but nothing more. I am just one more.
"In the end we showed pride and earned a point. We played for much of the game with a man less (Ever Banega) and gave everything to get this draw."